Despicable school district plan to shame poor students

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, along comes the Washoe County School District.

The district wanted the school board to approve a policy that would cut off students from a typical lunch of pizza, tacos or chicken nuggets if they had overdue lunch accounts of $13.50 or more.

But on Tuesday, the board voted that the district remove any mention of alternative meals in its lunch policy because of the fear the policy could shame students.


The district said more students have overdue accounts and the growing balance affects the district’s budget. This year, there are more than $66,700 in unpaid lunch fees compared to $29,560 last year.

Apparently starving students seemed like a good way to collect on some of these overdue accounts.

Stupid…seriously stupid.

Read the whole story in the Reno Gazette-Journal

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